Definition of Canis Minor in English:

Canis Minor

proper noun

Astronomy
  • 1A small constellation (the Little Dog), said to represent one of the dogs following Orion. It is close to the celestial equator and contains the bright star Procyon.

    1. 1.1Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
      ‘the star Beta Canis Minoris’

Origin

Latin.